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Helen Dishes About Damian on Desert Island Discs – June 28, 2020

Helen McCrory on Desert Island Discs Podcast

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 28, 2020

Helen McCrory OBE is one of the most versatile and critically acclaimed actresses working today. On screen she has played Anna Karenina, Cherie Blair (twice), Harry Potter‘s Narcissa Malfoy and the Peaky Blinders matriarch Aunt Polly. Her theatre roles range from Yelena in Uncle Vanya to Euripides‘ Medea.

A diplomat’s daughter, she spent her early childhood in Africa before continuing her education in the UK. After a bruising and unsuccessful audition at the Drama Centre in London – she was instructed to find out more about life before learning to act – she travelled to Italy where she discovered art and love and came back to try again. This time she passed the audition.

In 1993 she made her mark in Richard Eyre’s production of Trelawny of the Wells at the National Theatre and went on to perform leading roles on some of London’s most prestigious stages, winning two Olivier Award nominations. She was awarded an OBE for services to drama in 2017.

She met her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, when they both starred in a play called Five Gold Rings. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic Helen and Damian, together with the comedian Matt Lucas, co-founded the Feed NHS campaign which raises money to provide hot meals to frontline NHS workers.

On BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs podcast that aired June 28, 2020, Helen McCrory shared eight music tracks, one book and a luxury item she would want to take with her if cast away to a desert island.

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Who’s the Smiliest Thespian Couple? – Feb 28, 2018

When Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory Are Together, They’re Positively Beaming

by Lucy Kenny | Popsugar | February 28, 2018

Source: Getty Images – Photo by Steve Parsons

So long as Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory are in the same room, there are sure to be smiles. The British couple, who married in July 2007 and are parents to daughter Manon and son Gulliver, no doubt have one happy home, residing in North London. The Homeland actor and Peaky Blinders actress originally met in 2003, when the pair starred in Five Gold Rings at London’s Almeida Theatre. Director Michael Attenborough described the couple’s chemistry on stage “like directing a fire.” In honour of their fiery love, and recent Fashion Week appearances, keep reading for their sweetest public moments.

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Helen McCrory on Her Marriage to Damian Lewis – April 1, 2017

Helen McCrory on her marriage to Damian Lewis: ‘He’s never given me reason to be jealous’

 by 1 APRIL 2017

Source: Damian’s Twitter

Helen McCrory arrives hungry. We’re meeting  on a spring afternoon in  a pub around the corner from her north London home, and Helen hasn’t yet eaten. She’s got a couple of hours before  she has to pick up her children – Manon, 10, and Gulliver, nine – from school, and she fully intends to make the most of them.

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No Place Like Homeland, British Vogue, February 2013

Vogue Archive: No Place Like Homeland

February 2013

“Do you know, I think you might wear a suit better than any man I’ve ever met.” In the intimate and strangely forbidden confines of a lift at the National Theatre, Helen McCrory’s heavily made-up hazel eyes are drinking in her husband’s tall, tailored frame.

“Thank you,” he replies, faintly awkwardly, looking down at the same Tom Ford tuxedo he wore to accept the best actor Emmy award only last month. “Does this mean you want me to do all the washing-up for a week?” Continue reading No Place Like Homeland, British Vogue, February 2013

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Knickers in the post and the rather racy past of the hottest Brit in Hollywood, Daily Mail, January 18, 2013

Knickers in the post and the rather racy past of the hottest Brit in Hollywood

Those weary souls, trudging through Heathrow after emerging, blinking, from the Los Angeles red-eye, rarely cut the most hale and hearty of figures.

But if a touch of the leading man gloss appeared to have come off Damian Lewis as he exhaustedly navigated the arrivals hall earlier this week, he had a good excuse.
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